Tuesday, March 30

i think spring is a state of mind...

(i'm testing my computer. so far no blue screen of death. and i'm happy to report cullan now has the cleanest room in the house)
i've been seeing a lot of beautiful spring posts on blogs i visit lately. lots and lots of photos like this:
and this:
all i can think when i see these breathtaking photos is "wow." because i have a cherry tree in my yard also. it's a japanese cherry tree i planted as a twig 19 years ago and named bing. and here is what bing was doing this morning:
see him down there between the railings? i'm just not getting any "gosh i'm ready to bust out in blossoms" vibes from him today. in fact he's pretty chilly towards everyone.
my friend chuck the yard gnome is feeling pretty good about himself right now though, in spite of the fresh snow & bitter winds.

...because i finally finished his wishbone scarf. i'm not showing you a close up of it, because the majority of it was knit during the olympics, and the cables went kind of wanky during the half-pipe and snowboard X events.... i haven't yet reached the knitting stage where i can happily tear out row after row of my stitches. especially for chuck. i do need to tell you about this beautiful yarn though - it's another Noro yarn called Kochoran. it's 50% wool, 30% angora and 20% silk. so so soft! wonderful to knit with, and all my favorite colours in one ball!

you might be wondering if that's the eastie bunny back there behind chuck. nope. just another arctic hare.

enjoy your springtime, whatever the climate! and yay, i made it through this whole post without one cranky computer glitch.


  1. Nope, it's not looking too much like Spring where you are, but it's still beautiful in its own way. :-)

    And Chuck sure does look fetching in his new duds!

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  2. Love love love the wishbone scraf you created...especially that during the halfpipe comp your stitches when a little wanky. I cannot think of a more fitting tribute to those wide childs then your wanky stitched scarf. My daughter also participated in the knitting olympics and pushed herself to create a tiny stitched sweater.

    Yes, I indeed read tahe Mermaid Chair...it was the book cover that caught my attention.

    Sea Witch

  3. Oh Deb, I am giddy with excitement! I received your package today and I am in Heaven! I can't thank you enough. I love love love everything! I am posting about it today, but will wait on the photos until later. Thank you again! Marcia

  4. glad your computer woes are behind you!
    what a fun and pretty photo, the scarf even 'looks' soft!

  5. meant to ask on your lovely cherry tree, do you get cherries?


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